Mission Impossible: S’pore to attempt the ‘impossible’ ,says Gan Kim Yong
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SINGAPORE — Singapore’s strategy to combat Covid-19 is to attempt the “impossible” — by slowing the spread of the coronavirus as much as it can while avoiding the long-term impact of the pandemic, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Wednesday (March 25).

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/sp...n-kim-yong

Singapore’s strategy to combat Covid-19 is to attempt the “impossible” — by slowing the spread of the coronavirus as much as it can while avoiding the long-term impact of the pandemic, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Wednesday (March 25).

In his ministerial statement on the nation’s Covid-19 response, Mr Gan said: “We hope that if we do it right, we can significantly slow down the growth as much as we can until the whole pandemic is over, without either a sharp peak, or a long tail.

This may sound impossible because the two (epidemic) curves are established by academics. But impossible as it may sound, we have to try our best to do so.”

Mr Gan was referring to the global call to “flatten the curve” — a strategy mapped out by global health academics to reduce the peak of cases and stretch out the incidence of the disease so as not to overwhelm a country’s healthcare system.

One possible trajectory is if Singapore does nothing to fight the virus, the number of cases will surge, like what has happened in several cities and countries recently, said Mr Gan.

“Then our only hope is that most of the population get infected and become immune quickly, and the rate of infection starts to slow down as more become immune, or a vaccine or a cure is found, and that is when the curve starts to trend down,” he said.
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Is Gan Kim Yong our Tom Cruise ?


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I don't know what he talked about mission impossible.
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Sounds like he supports GE2020...
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Macau is able to control the spread successfully because they took decisive measures to shut down all casinos for 14 days despite being the key state income, closes all schools, ban all foreign entries and issuing 10 masks for every 10 days to citizens; when things happened.

For SG, we only adopt step measures, wait and see and hope for the best ; in the name of economy.

Now the nos is surging it has proven the gov took a wrong gamble with citizens lives.
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26-3-2020 8:54 AM
hfourhappy said:
I don't know what he talked about mission impossible.

I.think he better quit.
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Easy, raid reserve for millions and come up with a mission impossible that most get it and build immunity.
Might as well put a monkey as health minister, it is way cheaper.
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